China’s environment getting worse. Bad news from China … pollution is worsening in many parts of the country. After checking out this post, you probably won’t be surprised to hear that the situation in rivers is deteriorating. Drinking water quality is also declining in major Chinese cities, with just under 70 percent rated as “qualified” for consumption. — Treehugger

Educating green. In the US, the “green school” movement is gathering momentum with schools leaning toward solar panels, living roofs and wetlands. School districts say the environmentally friendly properties save energy costs while educating students about the world around them.

Time to buy stocks in the eco-market. The Green Energy sector is growing at breathtaking speed, driven by the challenges of climate change, surely unprecedented in our time. Over the last few years, eco-industries in the European Union have grown to such an extent that they have now become a prominent force across the entire European economy. Today they represent about 2.1% of its Gross Domestic Product and account for 3.5 million jobs. Frost & Sullivan Green Energy experts break down all the key segments of this market, both in Europe and globally… —

Get on yer bike, say oil companies. An exercise in irony? Some of the world’s biggest gas peddlers are encouraging their workers to pump the pedal. Exxon Mobil, BP and ConocoPhillips are among the Houston-area employers trying to make it easier for employees to bike to work … some businesses are easing the commute for those who decide the exercise and reduced emissions make biking worthwhile. They’re giving them locker rooms, shower areas and safe places to park their bikes. — Houston Chronicle